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Review – Moonlight – a bildungsroman in three chapters

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After fending off La La Land to win the Academy Award, Moonlight is now the most talked-about movie on our screens. Emily McDermott offers her opinion on a truly unique film. Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight offers, each named after a different nickname of the protagonist, Chiron. In just one narrative, Jenkins … Read More

Why Moonlight needed to win Best Picture

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When Jordan Horowitz declared that Moonlight had in fact won ‘Best Picture’ instead of La La Land, as first announced, he used the phrase: ‘This is not a joke.’ But it is. Hollywood and its award ceremonies are a monumental joke. When La La Land was mistakenly given the award … Read More

6 films you might have missed in 2016

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We all thought 2016 was awful, and it turns out 2017 isn’t looking much better. In fact, 2016 is now looking pretty appealing  under these rose-coloured spectacles. So good in fact that we’re ready to ignore 2017 a little bit more and reflect on some films that in all the … Read More

#OscarsSlightlyLessWhite17 – The snubs and surprises

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Just when you thought an American voter population couldn’t be more wrong, know that Suicide Squad is now Oscar nominated. The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday and, unsurprisingly, La La Land leads the pack. Damien Chazelle’s film equals Titanic’s fourteen nominations and if it can … Read More

The Gryphon picks: Top films of 2016

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2016 has been many things and was a rollercoaster overall. The highs were high, and the lows were low, but luckily for us, it’s been a very good year for movies. Here are our picks for the top 5 (with a few honourable mentions): 5. Zootopia – dir. Byron Howard, … Read More